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Looks good, but I’ll keep my Yamato one. I actually prefer the more generic color scheme. 

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My guess on matters of color is that the licensees request official information from BigWest. BW probably sends them some colored art. There's nothing that says they can't deviate from the colored art but if you're a licensee and you want to get the rubber stamp approval, it's probably the path of least resistance to just emulate it as close as you can. If you're Bandai you can probably do whatever you want without questions asked. If you're Arcadia, you can probably do whatever you want but you're more likely to get some phone calls about it. 

I still don't understand why anyone would be upset about the head. Does it look like it has the fin head in FB 2012?

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3 hours ago, davidwhangchoi said:

It an interpretation. and companies can choose what they want and don't want to follow. 

clearly you're not going to tell me you didn't see Arcadia's and Bandai's  Max and Miria colors on the Supers?

Okay, that's fair point.  I don't know what Arcadia was thinking there...  <_<

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They really should've followed Bandai's lead for their "Premium Finish" releases.

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Bandai's colors were much more accurate.

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5 hours ago, abbadon said:

VF-4 Flashback 2012

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I’m SUPER IN for this. And super hype too! :yahoo: :wub: 

I guess that’s the ‘decomasu’ item that they’re referring for the WonderFest Summer 2019.

Though I just don’t like that they copied Bandai’s color scheme on its internals. Can’t blame them I guess. Bandai copied them first. :rolleyes:

4 hours ago, Lolicon said:

So who here thinks Bandai and Arcadia are coordinating their releases so as not to compete directly with each other? Shortly after the HMR M&M release Arcadia reissues the 1/60 M&M in regular and PF. Now just a few months after the HMR VF-4 comes out we get a 1/60 VF-4 in FB2012 livery, something many of us have wanted for years. 

It's probably just coincidence, but the timing sure is convenient. :D

Strike while the iron is hot. ;) 

2 hours ago, abbadon said:

Thank God, it's 2020. :angel:

 

Edited by no3Ljm

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Colour me interested in this one. ;)

Now the question is.... Will the missiles pop off on this re-engineered version?

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I'm in!  Been waiting for this release for quite a while.  I do wonder how much T-REX makes, they seem to be the go-to designers for at least Macross toys.  Their MOSPEADA designs seem to be doing well and their Legioss looks promising.

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7 hours ago, abbadon said:

VF-4 Flashback 2012

 

 

Welp!  I'm in, even tho the battroid-mode is still fugly as heck.

 

6 hours ago, jenius said:

So many 4Gs about to hit eBay.

as well as the more recently released HMR VF-4, too, right?

 

 

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Mmmmmmmdjessss... yes!!

Maybe I'll sell me some more VF-4 head units so I can finally eat and buy some petrol.

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7 hours ago, abbadon said:

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btw, from that distance, that 0D-PF's blue-ness seems to still be the not-anime-accurate...

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Huh. Not what I would have guessed Arcadia would have tackled after the 0D, even if you would have  gave me 5 guesses. Happy for those that have wanted this, though.

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I’m pretty happy with what Arcadia is putting out with these next few releases. Being Happy about the price is a different story. 

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Glad to see Arcadia got the correct placement and color of the red stripes on the stabilizers. The skulls aren't crooked either. :yahoo:

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That 0D is awesome! Gonna have to start saving now.  Preorders should start soon right?

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Man it would be great if the actual 0D release looks like the display. I thk the odds of the release looking weathered and panel lined like the display, is next to nil, seeing as how the other PF’s are just extra tampoed. 

Why is Arcadia showing this weathered version again begs the question...

You never know of course...

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1 hour ago, sh9000 said:

I see Gerwalk.

Those proportions are way off, and what's with the dark blue legs and sneaker white feet? Pre-order cancelled! :p

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2 hours ago, seti88 said:

Man it would be great if the actual 0D release looks like the display. I thk the odds of the release looking weathered and panel lined like the display, is next to nil, seeing as how the other PF’s are just extra tampoed. 

Why is Arcadia showing this weathered version again begs the question...

You never know of course...

LOL...thinking the exact same thing....afterall, this isn't the first rodeo for some of us ;)

https://suprememecha.blogspot.com/2014/11/arcadia-160-vf-0d-phoenix.html

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Edited by jvmacross

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5 hours ago, sh9000 said:

I see Gerwalk.

That A stance though. Preorder cancelled.:p

Edit: I wonder if Arcadia had a no photos area and what was in there?

Edited by wmkjr

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Rewatching @jenius' review on the non-PE VF-4G and the MRSP of that version was 27k yen back in 2014 (even the Yammie version had discount of 5% before the final pricing if you pre-ordered before hand). 

Anyone want to guesstimate on the pricing on the PF version??  

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1 hour ago, borgified said:

Rewatching @jenius' review on the non-PE VF-4G and the MRSP of that version was 27k yen back in 2014 (even the Yammie version had discount of 5% before the final pricing if you pre-ordered before hand). 

Anyone want to guesstimate on the pricing on the PF version??  

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^_^

Kidding aside, with their current PF pricing I would guesstimate somewhere around Y35000+/-.

Edited by no3Ljm

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The VF-4 will be the first instance I'll buy 2x PF just so I can detail one and have another clean and shiny. :yahoo:

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Wow, that actually looks like the right colors:

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If it ACTUALLY comes like this, and that don't completely change the colors between "sample and production" like they did with the original 0D, I'll buy it.  (man will next year be expensive, a 2012 VF-4 and a premium 0D----good thing I haven't bought any valks since Mirage's)

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I'd be down for two of these, if the production version looks close to that. Thus the remaining purchase plans for new releases/preorders for the remainder of the year:

 

1)Ivanov

2)1-2 x VF-0D

3)Whatever the next DX 1/48 VF-1 is (as I assume the next one will be put up for preorder by the end of the year).

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9 hours ago, David Hingtgen said:

Wow, that actually looks like the right colors:

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If it ACTUALLY comes like this, and that don't completely change the colors between "sample and production" like they did with the original 0D, I'll buy it.  (man will next year be expensive, a 2012 VF-4 and a premium 0D----good thing I haven't bought any valks since Mirage's)

I have more or less, lowered my expectation the 0D would come out like the displayed unit.

Oh well, as GWB once said...fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, you cant get fooled again!
 

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I had no idea that Arcadia had shown off any weathered valkyries in the past, only to release a completely different product later. 

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Oh, not weathered per se, but was referring to their initial VF-0D release, with the saturated blue release vs the grey blue promotional pics.

On the weathered front, am totally not expecting a weathered/panel-lined release.
There was nothing mentioned by arcadia or any press, during wonderfest, on anything remotely like weathered/panel-lined, which definitely would be a plus point to highlight.

Edited by seti88

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On 7/28/2019 at 2:58 AM, tekering said:

Okay, that's fair point.  I don't know what Arcadia was thinking there...  <_<

VF-1J Miria PF 06.jpg

They really should've followed Bandai's lead for their "Premium Finish" releases.

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Bandai's colors were much more accurate.

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my man! you were so on point with this post.  the hi metal leg super design followed this scene while arcadia's followed another scene as well as the color scheme for the boosters 

you got my respect to post this after i posted,

 

 btw, i was just joking about Captain Obvious, don't take my sarcasm seriously. 

i respect Jenius' reviews but he at times makes unintelligent comments so i will answer in kind with a dumb answer, most people who always kiss his butt will blindly follow and try to jump in. but it'll go back and forth between us.  been like this for years, i mostly ignore it. but once in a while it'll happen from time to time.  

 

to comment why i originally was disappointed the head was the same. one of our long time members @anime52k8 4g  had a head that was  damaged in the face chin area and i think there may have been another with the same problem. 

and i commented they could have improved on the head design.   

On 7/28/2019 at 5:39 AM, Kurisama said:

Mmmmmmmdjessss... yes!!

Maybe I'll sell me some more VF-4 head units so I can finally eat and buy some petrol.

yes! liked your head design as an alternative! please show it off as there's many new members on MW now.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

to comment why i originally was disappointed the head was the same. one of our long time members @anime52k8 4g  had a head that was  damaged in the face chin area and i think there may have been another with the same problem.

I legitimately don't remember this. I'm gonna have to go check my VF-4 now. :unsure:

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47 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

yes! liked your head design as an alternative! please show it off as there's many new members on MW now.

Thank you! I'll have to dig up the render, or I could just post the shapeways sites - I did end up making more variations when the master file book came out.

Here is the page where you can see all the alternate designs; https://www.shapeways.com/shops/RPG?section=Macross+VF%2FYF+Upgrades&s=0

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They print good and i test fitted them all successfully - they also come with 2 new face plates now; 710x528_16571265_9689357_1541113359.jpg

 

And the old original desing; https://www.shapeways.com/product/6NVH992MQ/vf-4c-g-k-old-custom-head-unit?optionId=41029965

 

If there is enough interest, I can go nack into the files and tweak them so they print as one piece or as few as possible to bring the price down marginally - alternatively, I could take orders to do a small run on a Form2 resin printer I have access to.

My Shapeways site is largely abandoned these days.

 

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If you did a set of the VF-4’s Super Parts I bet they’d sell!

Edited by Sildani

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